Queensland Law Society

Land Access Hub – call for applications

Queensland Law Society, in consultation with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, is developing a new ‘Land Access Hub’ to be launched on the QLS website. The Hub will be a resource for landholders (owners or occupiers) who are approached by resource tenement holders to find experienced practitioners who can assist them in any ensuing land access and compensation negotiations. 

QLS is seeking applications by practitioners with at least 5 years’ experience advising clients in negotiating land access agreements and compensation pursuant to the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 and its predecessor Acts (particularly the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Petroleum Act 1923 and the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004) and “make good agreements” under Division 3 of the Water Act 2000.

Practitioners who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply for inclusion on the QLS ‘Find a solicitor’ referral list, under the ‘Natural Resources and Mining - Land Access’ category.

The referral list is free to join and is an opportunity for practitioners to broaden their client base, as well as playing an important part in contributing to the Society’s efforts to support Queensland’s rural community.

Interested practitioners can apply via the application form found on the QLS referral service website.